Provider Suggestions for Diverse 10g Wave CHI-NJ

Hey Nanog,

Could anyone suggest providers for a diverse/alternative 10g wave service between Equinix in Chicago and Equinix in New Jersey (northeastern part of the state)? Currently we have a 10g wave service via the infamous Spread Networks low-latency path between the two locations, but are looking for a second that is completely diverse with no overlaps between the two data centers.

Our current provider is Crown Castle Fiber, and half of the segment, from the Ohio area to New Jersey, is leased from Zayo (who purchased Spread) by CCF. I want diverse carriers for this other path, so Zayo/CCF are not an option.

I’ve checked with CenturyLink/Level3 who are unable to provide a completely diverse path. I have also reached out to Verizon who have been dragging me through a 3 month+ long process with no proposals so far (they wanted me to sign the contract before showing me the actual route of the circuit, with no guarantee that it wouldn’t overlap).

Thanks,

Josh Niec

Senior Network Engineer

Hey Nanog,

Could anyone suggest providers for a diverse/alternative 10g wave service between Equinix in Chicago and Equinix in New Jersey (northeastern part of the state)? Currently we have a 10g wave service via the infamous Spread Networks low-latency path between the two locations, but are looking for a second that is completely diverse with no overlaps between the two data centers.

Our current provider is Crown Castle Fiber, and half of the segment, from the Ohio area to New Jersey, is leased from Zayo (who purchased Spread) by CCF. I want diverse carriers for this other path, so Zayo/CCF are not an option.

I’ve checked with CenturyLink/Level3 who are unable to provide a completely diverse path. I have also reached out to Verizon who have been dragging me through a 3 month+ long process with no proposals so far (they wanted me to sign the contract before showing me the actual route of the circuit, with no guarantee that it wouldn’t overlap).

Thanks,

Josh Niec

Senior Network Engineer

I would take a look at Windstream I believe they have a route that goes more south.

Visit https://live.infrapedia.com will show you several options